In the first edition of Making the Church Work, Hammett wrote that the church is not only in need of change, but also in need of a conversion. Now his conviction is stronger than ever. In this second edition, he addresses the issues of changing values— values about what leaders and their congregations are doing as a church and the effectiveness of their techniques. Hammett is convinced that until church leaders change their values, healthy, relevant, and effective churches are not likely to appear.
Unique features of this book include:
- Overview of trends and issues impacting the church's ineffectiveness
- Opportunities for individual readers and small groups, and congregations to reflect on their journey in light of these trends and issues
- Practical guidance for addressing some problems and for equipping the church for more effective ministry in the 21st century.